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Exhibition to examine Britain's shipbuilding heritage

Published: Monday 9th of June 2008

Britain's shipbuilding industry is to be remembered in a family-orientated exhibition onboard HMS Belfast, London's floating naval museum.

Various socio-historical themes will be explored in the exhibition, such as the wartime role of women in keeping the shipbuilding industry afloat.

Through hands-on and interactive digital displays, it will also look at shipbuilding techniques throughout the ages.

Opening this autumn, the exhibition will run for at least two years and the broad appeal of the subject matter promises to be of interest to the 2750,000 visitors - in addition to 60,000 school children - who go along to the museum ever year.

Built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast (who also built the Titanic), HMS Belfast served with distinction during the Second World War and the Korean War.

She is the only surviving example of big armoured warships commissioned by the Royal Navy in the first half of the twentieth century.

London Pass holders can receive free admission to HMS Belfast.

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